Caroline’s Corner July 2018


What did you miss at our July meeting? And what will you miss at our August BBQ at the National Liberal Club on the 7th August?

You missed the cool elegance of the Royal Thames Yacht Club on a hot and humid day!

Caroline Evans, Sally Martin and Sue Milton made up our senior, experienced panel with very definite views on the glass ceiling. The discussion ranged around not just the glass ceiling but also the changing ambience of work. Sally’s many years’ experience in Shell have given her the impression that there is a glass ceiling but that it is now higher than it used to be and is still rising. Caroline’s comments were wide ranging and included views on the need to change businesses’ view of maternity leave to include more sharing of childcare between partners. Sue talked about the radical difference between millennials’ attitude to work and employers and older workers’ inherent loyalty to organisations, meaning that companies were having to rethink their retention strategies for key employees. There was a general view that many women got a taste of the Board mentality and environment and opted out, often to start their own business.

Mark Fritz engaged us all with his energetic presentation on ‘Leading Yourself First’. His view that we need to be a role model and walk the talk was accompanied by some very practical ways of increasing our individual effectiveness. If you need to establish a habit, do it for 30 days and it will be embedded in your routine. Mark has done that for himself – he decided that he needed to keep learning, so he spends one hour every day learning something new. He might do it while travelling or waiting for someone, but he always fits it in.

What will you miss on 7th August?
If you don’t book soon, you will miss the Summer Networking Drinks and BBQ on
‘the most splendid terrace in London’ at the National Liberal Club.

At past BBQs, friendships have been formed, opportunities shared and introductions to valuable contacts made.
Come and meet new members, renew acquaintances and introduce friends and colleagues, whilst having a relaxing evening in this tree lined oasis of calm.

The cost for guests and members is £40, but take advantage of our special offer and when you invite one or more guests, your ticket will be discounted to £30.
PLEASE NOTE: Numbers are limited and this is a very popular event, so early booking is recommended!

Please note that Gentlemen must wear a tie on The Terrace
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment
Members – £40
Guests – £40
Member only ‘Bring a Guest’ Promotion – £30
Our Summer Networking Drinks and BBQ on 7th August begins at 6pm

WHERE: National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

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